seriously. you need to know how to survive in this wild country. as a kiwi-girl from New Zealand, I could've done with these tips, but I found these out pretty quickly as my parents are british.
these pictures have nothing to do with survival in england. just sayin.
survival tip 0001
always take an umbrella and rain-jacket with you where-ever you go. you put the umbrella up when it starts to rain, then you realize that it's too windy, so you put on your rain-jacket.
survival tip 0002
want to be extra british? go to a fish & chip shop, and order chips, mushy peas, and gravy.
feel the british-ness.
survival tip 0003
don't say hello to people walking down the street. you'll get a funny look, and they'll walk just that little bit faster. don't smile at them either. oho-no, that doesn't go down well.
survival tip 0004
along with your umbrella and rain-jacket, take a warm jacket, a cellphone, water-proof shoes, and a baseball bat.
warm jacket = do I really need to explain this?
cellphone = you just saw the cutest umbrella in the shop. with polka dots. you have to text your mum.
water-proof shoes = england? it's wet. a lot, a lot wet.
baseball bat = I was kidding. geez.
survival tip 0005
don't shop at harrods on a weekly basis. this is sure way to become broke. like, no-money-broke.
survival tip 0006
talk about the weather. this is very acceptable conversation and entertains some for a good 5 minutes.
survival tip 0007
don't talk about politics. you'll be there for a good hour. want to stay friends with you newly-found british person? no politics.
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